05 April 2012


"The Tsolakoglou government has annihilated all traces for my survival, which was based on a very dignified pension that I alone paid for 35 years with no help from the state. And since my advanced age does not allow me a way of dynamically reacting (although if a fellow Greek were to grab a Kalashnikov, I would be right behind him), I see no other solution than this dignified end to my life, so I don’t find myself fishing through garbage cans for my sustenance. I believe that young people with no future, will one day take up arms and hang the traitors of this country at Syntagma square, just like the Italians did to Mussolini in 1945"

The above words were written by one Dimitris Christoulas, 77, who took his own life on Wednesday morning. It is sad to say the least but I believe it is also foreboding. This nightmare of distress and dispair is playing out amongst the retired and elderly all over the planet. It's happening right here in America, the land of plenty.

Where is the breaking point? When will people have had enough and take up arms in protest? I have not a clue.  But unlike most, living in denial, I do believe it will happen in many places around the globe and here in America as well. The moneychangers have cannibalized  the financial system on a global scale. All the while using other peoples hard earned money to bail themselves out and pay themselves lavish bonuses. This whilst good people look for super in a garbage can. 

This economic crisis is not over by a long shot. The mess the bankers have made of things are much worse and much bigger than most can even begin to comprehend. If you think the economy is recovering and happy days are here again, well, I wish you luck with that. If you have been scared back into the market because you couldn't get any return on your savings good luck with that too.

You can read the article for yourself in the Athens News.


Dave said...

So tragic. There are so many sharks and hyenas out there it's a wonder we aren't seeing even more of it.

Money changers and liars abound. Al we can do is fend for ourselves.

I posted a link to your website on another Facebook forum that was discussing fine art photography like yours.

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